Tucker Carlson’s Recent Xenophobic Remarks Have Already Cost Him One Of His Main Advertisers

On Thursday night, conservative commentator and Fox News host Tucker Carlson made remarks that have landed him in hot water. He was doing a segment on immigration and the migrant caravan at the southern border.

He stated:

“Nice people, no one doubts that, but as an economic matter, this is insane. It’s indefensible, so nobody even tries to defend it.”

Instead, our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided.”

“Immigration is a form of atonement. Previous leaders of our country committed sins; we must pay for those sins by welcoming an endless chain of migrant caravans.”

A video of the segment can be seen below.

Of course, Carlson’s comments caused a firestorm.

People began calling for advertisers to pull their commercials from the network.

And one advertiser listened.

The insurance company Pacific Life put out this statement on Friday.

The full statement reads:

“Pacific Life’s national advertising campaign runs on numerous networks and cable stations and on a variety of news, business and sports programs.”

“One of our ads appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show last night following a segment where Mr. Carlson made a number of statements regarding immigration.”

“As a company, we strongly disagree with Mr. Carlson’s statements. Our customer base and our workforce reflect the diversity of our great nation, something we take great pride in.”

“We will not be advertising on Mr. Carlson’s show in the coming weeks as we reevaluate our relationship with his program.”

People thanked them.

Many applauded the company.

 

And most hoped that other advertisers would follow suit.

Whether or not there will be additional fallout over Carlson’s claim that immigration—despite Carlson himself being descended from immigrants—makes the United States “poorer, and dirtier, and more divided” remains to be seen.

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